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Two committees of the New Mexico state legislature are meeting in Farmington this week to learn more about the impacts of closing the San Juan Generating Station near Waterflow. The Daily-Times reports the committees were to meet Wednesday and Thursday at San Juan College at the request of legislators from San Juan County. Plans are for the power plant to shut down its coal-fired operations in 2022 and possibly replace them with other types of energy, such as solar and wind.

Navajo Nation

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez have signed a lease extension for the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona. In a statement, Begaye hailed the agreement, saying it gives the nation the capability of producing and selling renewable energy. The lease extension accords the tribe the use of a significant portion of the power plant’s transmission capabilities.

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The Navajo Nation Council has approved a lease agreement with the owners of the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona that would keep the coal-fired power plant operating through December 2019. Monday’s 18-4 vote came after eight hours of debate. The lease is reportedly for a term of 35 years and includes operating the power plant through 2019, retiring the site, and conducting long-term environmental monitoring.

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The CEO of the Four Corners Economic Development group is warning that closing the San Juan Generating Station near Waterflow, New Mexico, would be a blow to the area.


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A leading energy official in New Mexico says low oil and gas prices are the main obstacle to a reinvigorated industry.


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